Hello Brothers and Sisters,
As most of you are likely aware, Brother Tom Hanify is running to be the next IAFF 8th District Vice President following the announcement that Paul Hufnagel will be retiring. Tom has been an integral part of our Local’s success and has been a tremendous asset to all of our Brothers and Sisters throughout the State of Indiana and beyond. Local 416 has been blessed to have a member in elected office with the IAFF for over 13 years and, prestige aside, it is a tremendous asset to have our voice front and center of internal IAFF deliberations. Tom has the skills, passion and, due to his bachelor status, TIME to excel as our 8th District Vice President.
Tom’s effort, though noble, will not come without expense. Tom has opposition for the position. The 8th District covers not only Indiana but also Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. Tom will need to work hard and visit Locals throughout the District at his own expense. We want to help our Brother offset the cost. Tom is having a fundraiser August 31st from 5:30-6:30 at Ike’s. There will be drinks, snacks, and lots of fun. We would like to get the word out to as many people as possible so that we can get Hanify elected. Please pass this on to your Districts and friends and also visit his website at www.hanify8dvp.com to donate if you can’t make it.